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Malev Ceases Operations Part 1

Fri Feb 03, 2012 6:03 pm

Quoting Tobias2702 (Reply 100):
According to flightradar24, two Malev 737-800s (HA-LOK und HA-LOU) have just left BUD.

HA-LOU apparently has done one airport low-pass or flyby if you watch flightradar now...


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Fri Feb 03, 2012 6:07 pm

Quoting SR4ever (Reply 98):
Well, point-to-point to/from OTP is possible, but transit via OTP can not be sold on Tarom's website...

Not true. You are able to book BUD-OTP-AMM and return on RO's wesite. Have a look:

tarom booking
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Fri Feb 03, 2012 6:35 pm

Quoting Tobias2702 (Reply 100):

According to flightradar24, two Malev 737-800s (HA-LOK und HA-LOU) have just left BUD.

... and HA-LOH is following suit.
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Malev Ceases Operations Part 1

Fri Feb 03, 2012 6:37 pm

Quoting Giancavia (Reply 36):
Poorly run airlines will always dissapear, why shouldnt they. Its not sad its business.

Agree. Look at all the poorly run U.S. carriers, all much larger than Malev, that failed due to their many bad decisions over the years. Pan Am, Braniff, Eastern, TWA, to name four.

Quoting OA260 (Reply 53):
Talking about the Alliance . How much of a blow is this to Oneworld ?

Virtually none in my opinion.

Quoting krisyyz (Reply 60):
Which European airline is next ?

I believe OK is in poor financial shape. Depends how long the Czech government is willing to support them, but EU rules make that more difficult than in the past.

Quoting SR4ever (Reply 83):
Let's hope Hungary manages to have a new flagship carrier,

That's the type of attitude that has to change. There's no reason why every European country, especially small to medium-sized countries like Hungary, need a "flagship carrier". That's like saying that each of the 50 U.S. states should have its own airline. Europe is a single market and needs fewer but larger and stronger carriers, not more small and weak carriers. And it's happening slowly but surely.
 
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Fri Feb 03, 2012 6:42 pm

Quoting lhr380 (Reply 96):
Via the same link BA have now updated it and are offering a special fare as below

Kudos to them, I'm glad to see that it simply took them a few hours!

[Edited 2012-02-03 10:46:00]
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Fri Feb 03, 2012 7:46 pm

Quoting TeamInTheSky (Reply 35):
What I wonder is if CSA or Tarom or some other carrier in that area of the world will set up a BUD station, or will it become mostly a LLC desitination.

TAROM doesn't have the money to set up a base in BUD... All they can do is try to replace MA's market-share in Transylvania by some well-chosen routes from CLJ.


RO just launched a 2nd flight to BUD, now up to 12x weekly, with a revised schedule (Romanian link):

http://www.tarom.ro/compania-tarom/p...cventa-zilnica-spre-budapesta.html

RO231 OTP 09.00 - BUD 09.50

RO232 BUD 10.20 - OTP 13.00

RO233 OTP 16.00 - BUD 16.50

RO234 BUD 17.20 - OTP 20.00
 
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Fri Feb 03, 2012 7:58 pm

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 104):
I believe OK is in poor financial shape. Depends how long the Czech government is willing to support them, but EU rules make that more difficult than in the past.

OK is not in the best shape too, but are probably safe for a few years.

The government (which is the owner) fused them with the highly profitable Prague Airport (which is also state owned).
Thus, the money the aiport makes is used to pay the losses OK makes. But it also finances its operations.

OK is safe and doesn´t even have to be supported by the Czech government, because PRG airport is making millions in profit.

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Fri Feb 03, 2012 8:04 pm

Damn! I have an Alitalia ticket with a Malev codeshare sector on it, I wonder what will happen? Any ideas? Do you think AZ will allow me to terminate at the connecting point in Italy (MXP), and forgo the onward connection to BUD? Travel is in April!!! Or would AZ re-route from MXP to BUD?
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Malev Ceases Operations Part 1

Fri Feb 03, 2012 8:05 pm

Quoting ammunition (Reply 108):
Damn! I have an Alitalia ticket with a Malev codeshare sector on it, I wonder what will happen? Any ideas?

Any ideas? Yes... ask Alitalia, if it is their ticket stock then your contract is with them.
 
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Fri Feb 03, 2012 8:08 pm

Very emotional tonight watching every single Malev 737 fly overhead my house for the last time as they cross the UK headed for Shannon. Surreal to see them fly over one after the other.

RIP Malev.

[Edited 2012-02-03 12:59:16]
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Fri Feb 03, 2012 8:21 pm

I see at the moment on flightradar24:

B738 HA-LOK
B738 HA-LOU
B738 HA-LOH
All three over England or the Irish Sea

B736 HA-LOD over Czech

B736 HA-LON
B736 HA-LOJ
over Slovenia

B738 HA-LOC
Just took of from BUD
 
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Fri Feb 03, 2012 8:21 pm

Quoting ammunition (Reply 108):

Damn! I have an Alitalia ticket with a Malev codeshare sector on it, I wonder what will happen? Any ideas? Do you think AZ will allow me to terminate at the connecting point in Italy (MXP), and forgo the onward connection to BUD? Travel is in April!!! Or would AZ re-route from MXP to BUD?

I'm quite sure AZ will get you all the way to BUD... Expect an extra stop somewhere, or at least rerouting through FCO or CDG maybe.

Lucky for you, you have a couple of months to figure it out. It can take some time and patience to deal with AZ but they'll give you options.
 
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Fri Feb 03, 2012 8:26 pm

RO231 OTP 09.00 - BUD 09.50
RO232 BUD 10.20 - OTP 13.00

connects to: LARNACA (dep 15:00), DUBAI (18:35), BELGRADE (16:15), ATHENS (18:40), ISTAMBUL (16:25), SOFIA (17:10), TEL AVIV (16:25), THESSALONIKI (16:30)


RO233 OTP 16.00 - BUD 16.50
RO234 BUD 17.20 - OTP 20.00

connects to AMMAN (departs OTP at 23:50), BEIRUT (23:50), CAIRO (23:45), DUBAI (20:50), KISHINEV (21:10)
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Fri Feb 03, 2012 8:29 pm

Quoting IwantaBBJ (Reply 111):
I see at the moment on flightradar24:



HA-LOF (736) just took off from BUD.


Are these flights flown by MA crew?
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Fri Feb 03, 2012 8:36 pm

Malev aircraft on their way to SNN, flying back to ILFC.


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Fri Feb 03, 2012 8:47 pm

MAH5200 HA-LOK just arrived in SNN
 
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Fri Feb 03, 2012 8:49 pm

Quoting B747forever (Reply 113):
Are these flights flown by MA crew?

Yes. There will be 15 flights and 30 crew assigned to the sad job to be done  
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Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:04 pm

Quoting mogandoCI (Reply 65):
Was MALEV more important to OW or Spanair to StarAlliance ? I'd assume might be MALEV because there's TAP for StarAlliance, but MALEV is their entire Eastern Europe strategy.

I'd say Malev wasn't terribly important for OneWorld.

- AA only operated into BUD for a few months per year, with one flight only. As MA didn't serve the USA, AA doesn't lose any MA-feed on their American network
- AY used MA for codeshares to SOF and ATH and will need to find a different solution. Interesting enough: finnair.com still allows bookings HEL-BUD-ATH with the 2nd leg on MA. AY might lose some MA-feed into it's HEL-hub, although this effect is probably limited.
- BA only had limited cooperation with MA, and serves the biggest markets in the region (TIA, OTP, SOF) on it's own metal anyhow. MA didn't feed into BA's LHR-hub, so no difference here
- IB didn't serve BUD, so no big loss here. IB might lose some MA-feed into MAD, and might see an opportunity to start their own BUD-flights.
- CX, JL, LA, QF, RJ and S7 probably won't notice much, as none of these carriers had their hubs connected to BUD.

But didn't Hainan use MA's flights for onward European connections to their PEK-BUD flight? If these flights relied on MA's feed, this flight might be at risk too.
 
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Malev Ceases Operations Part 1

Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:24 pm

Quoting PEET7G (Reply 116):
Yes. There will be 15 flights and 30 crew assigned to the sad job to be done

Poor crew, flying these bird for the last time.

Quoting joost (Reply 117):
AA only operated into BUD for a few months per year, with one flight only. As MA didn't serve the USA, AA doesn't lose any MA-feed on their American network

Will this mean the end of AA's BUD service?
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Malev Ceases Operations Part 1

Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:28 pm

Quoting joost (Reply 117):
As MA didn't serve the USA

They did. I remember spotting many times the same airplane HA-LHA, a B767-200 of Malev, at JFK. I remember when they were coming to T8 at JFK. But yes, it is true that MA stopped flying to the USA already a while ago, before ceasing operations.

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Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:33 pm

Quoting IwantaBBJ (Reply 110):
I see at the moment on flightradar24:

B738 HA-LOK
B738 HA-LOU
B738 HA-LOH
All three over England or the Irish Sea

B736 HA-LOD over Czech

B736 HA-LON
B736 HA-LOJ
over Slovenia

B738 HA-LOC
Just took of from BUD

The first few of those have now arrived in SNN.

A steady stream has followed with the following now left BUD fro SNN:
HA-LOF
HA-LOL
HA-LOR
HA-LOG
HA-LOS
HA-LOE

BUD is going to look very strange tomorrow with the Malev fleet mostly gone.
 
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Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:34 pm

Quoting clydenairways (Reply 120):
BUD is going to look very strange tomorrow with the Malev fleet mostly gone.

Have their entire Boeing fleet left BUD now? How about the Q400s?
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Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:57 pm

OneWorld members that start with "M" just don't work it seems......first Mexicana, now Malev.
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Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:06 pm

Quoting clydenairways (Reply 120):
BUD is going to look very strange tomorrow with the Malev fleet mostly gone.

So sad, 66 years gone in a day.... I still remember the day when my dad took me to BUD to see the first MA Boeing arrive on Hungarian soil (a B732)...


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Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:22 pm

Quoting anstar (Reply 68):
Does an airline with only 22 short haul aircraft really come across as being "important" in the grand scheme of alliances?

Malev had 22

Spanair had 29

And Cirrus had about the same number...
20Jan Cirrus, 27Jan Spanair, 03Feb Malev...
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Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:27 pm

DHC8 HA-LQD has gone to SNN but will be going back to BUD with the crews from the 737s
 
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Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:44 pm

A sad day indeed...

I took Malev in Business Class from DUB-BUD and back on a DUB-BUD-AMM-BKK-SYD itinerary. They were excellent! The service was very very good.

They will be missed - it's a shame they were so mismanaged.
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Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:57 pm

Quoting PanHAM (Reply 90):
It is simply not necessary in a single market that each and every of the 30 countries has a "national carrier". As bad as it is that MA is gone, Hungary is financially not in a position to build up an airline when routes have been taken up by the compettition already within days after the demise of MA.
Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 103):
That's the type of attitude that has to change. There's no reason why every European country, especially small to medium-sized countries like Hungary, need a "flagship carrier". That's like saying that each of the 50 U.S. states should have its own airline. Europe is a single market and needs fewer but larger and stronger carriers, not more small and weak carriers. And it's happening slowly but surely.

Hungary is not a big market, but it should suffice to sustain demand for a limited-range flagship carrier.

EU is not comparable to the US, there are still national economies and national markets, not to mention national identities.

New-Malev doesn't have to be a stand-alone airline, it can and should certainly join actively an alliance. If it were OW, it should seek merger with IAG, well beyond the loose ties whcih MA had with it.

Again, there is no need for an extensive network, as New-Malev would primarily operate to serve Hungary's main trading partners, some of Hungary's close neighbours, especially where there is some ethnic traffic, + Paris, London (LCY) , and Istanbul.

So in the end, this core network would include:


Germany: BER, HAM, FRA, STR, MUC, DUS or CGN

Netherlands: AMS

Belgium: BRU

UK: LCY

France: ORY or CDG

Italy: MXP, FCO, maybe VCE

Russia: MOW, LED

Ukraine: KBP, UDJ

Serbia: BEG, QDN

Romania: OTP, CLG, TGM, TSR

Slovakia: KSC

Poland: WAW, maybe KRK

Croatia: ZAG

Greece: SKG, ATH

Turkey: IST

There is no need to operate such network on a point-to-point basis, either, unless there is a genuine need to upgrade BUD to 1st-class alliance hub.

In the end, some 28-30 destinations, which need not be served with heavy 737s.

A mix of AT4, AT7 and C10 will most probbaly suffice.

[Edited 2012-02-03 15:14:41]
 
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Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:00 pm

Quoting brightcedars (Reply 20):

I hope they get reborn in a form or another and I hope for better days for Hungary in general.
Quoting captainmeeerkat (Reply 4):

MA, in some guise or another, will return again hopefully with lower costs and a better plan for sustainability.

I dunno.....with Wizzair and Ryanair setting up bases in BUD it would be very hard for a new Malev to start up from that airport.
 
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Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:11 pm

I am watching the 8 Malev 737's on FlightRadar24, weird thing is according to the website one of the 737's (HA-LOR) is further south (over London compared to the others which are over the North Sea approaching the East Coast of England) than the rest and only flying 24,000 feet.
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Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:13 pm

Quoting LGWflyer (Reply 129):
I am watching the 8 Malev 737's on FlightRadar24, weird thing is according to the website one of the 737's (HA-LOR) is further south (over London compared to the others which are over the North Sea approaching the East Coast of England) than the rest and only flying 24,000 feet.

I noticed that too and was about to post - a very different route and has done the entire route at FL240.

The next wave are starting to call up Scottish control now. Pilots all sound very sombre 
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Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:24 pm

Quoting TCASAlert (Reply 130):

I noticed that too and was about to post - a very different route and has done the entire route at FL240.

The next wave are starting to call up Scottish control now. Pilots all sound very sombre

Yeah it was strange.

Hmm yeah I don't expect for them to be in the happiest of moods. Once they land in SNN, how will they all return to Hungary? Would you think they would fly FR or something back tomorrow...?
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Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:31 pm

I understand that the B737s belong to ILFC, and it sounds that the DHC8s do too.

What about CRJ200ER HA-LNA and B767 HA-LHB?.
 
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Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:32 pm

Quoting mandala499 (Reply 124):
And Cirrus had about the same number...
20Jan Cirrus, 27Jan Spanair, 03Feb Malev...
We're losing 1 a week in Europe at the moment !

Throw in Blue Panorama and Windjet consumed by Alitalia. The sky is becoming alot more dull however badly run airlines dissapearing can't be a bad thing.
 
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Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:34 pm

Quoting LGWflyer (Reply 131):
Once they land in SNN, how will they all return to Hungary? Would you think they would fly FR or something back tomorrow...?

It might be in as much style as possible:

Quoting AndyEastMids (Reply 125):
DHC8 HA-LQD has gone to SNN but will be going back to BUD with the crews from the 737s

That is MA's retro plane.
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Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:39 pm

Quoting bennett123 (Reply 132):
What about CRJ200ER HA-LNA and B767 HA-LHB?.



HA-LHB is owned by MA, or the Hungarian government. I'm pretty sure HA-LNA is as well. There was one F-70 parked at BUD as well, not sure if that was sold/ leased-back before this mess.

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Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:45 pm

HA-LHB is not a surprise, if leased then you would expect the owners to have collected it.

More surprised about HA-LNA, as Airfleetsseem to think that it was leased.

http://www.airfleets.net/ficheapp/plane-crj-7676.htm
 
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Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:47 pm

Quoting LGWflyer (Reply 131):
Hmm yeah I don't expect for them to be in the happiest of moods. Once they land in SNN, how will they all return to Hungary? Would you think they would fly FR or something back tomorrow...?

Another member has stated a MA Q400 (HA-LQD) is in SNN to bring the crew back.
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Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:49 pm

I expect SNN to look something like this tomorrow:


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Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:53 pm

LQD was filed BUD-DUB-SNN but actually flew flew BUD-SNN, and is filed back SNN-DUB-BUD... As there is apparently another MA 737 in DUB (maintenance?) I assume the stop(s) there are related to that other 737
 
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Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:55 pm

HA-LOK MAH5200
HA-LOM MAH5240
HA-LOH MAH5224
HA-LOU MAH5212
HA-LOC MAH5236
HA-LOL MAH5250
HA-LOS MAH5300
HA-LOR MAH5336
HA-LOE MAH5348
HA-LOD MAH5324
HA-LOF MAH5350
HA-LOG MAH5376
HA-LOJ MAH5400
HA-LON MAH5412

All routed to SNN tonight.. last one just left the west coast.. sad times!
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Sat Feb 04, 2012 12:00 am

First aircraft HA-LOL to touch down in about 5-10 mins, listening to the SNN ATC.
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Sat Feb 04, 2012 12:25 am

Oh dear, another sad day in the world of aviation. RIP Malev and best wishes to the staff who have to find new jobs amidst the deep freeze, both literally and figuratively. I will remember seeing their planes in LHR in the past, such a smart livery. I have never flown them but given how well turned-out their fleet always looked, it is clear that this was an airline with a lot of pride in themselves.

A major loss for Hungary in so many ways.

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Sat Feb 04, 2012 12:37 am

Quoting LGWflyer (Reply 141):
listening to the SNN ATC

The last one (MAH5248) landed a couple of minutes ago... so that was it, except probably for the crew repatriation. Bye bye, Malév!
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Sat Feb 04, 2012 12:43 am

Quoting LGWflyer (Reply 138):
I expect SNN to look something like this tomorrow:

From listening to SNN atc they wont all be parked together in the morning as per the way they parked tonight with some on taxiway11,12 and Fox.Im sure they will all be racked and stacked in daylight hours together which will make for a better photo op in the coming days.
 
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Sat Feb 04, 2012 12:45 am

Quoting aloges (Reply 143):
The last one (MAH5248) landed a couple of minutes ago... so that was it, except probably for the crew repatriation. Bye bye, Malév!

Yeah it was a MA 738 which touched down at 00:29 local time. I will miss Malev, good luck to everyone who worked for them. Goodbye, Malev!
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Sat Feb 04, 2012 12:53 am

Quoting SURFER (Reply 144):
Im sure they will all be racked and stacked in daylight hours together which will make for a better photo op in the coming days.

I do hope that you'll get a chance for a decent farewell photoshoot.

Quoting LGWflyer (Reply 145):
good luck to everyone who worked for them

Absolutely!   
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Sat Feb 04, 2012 2:14 am

Great video of Malev's past....

http://youtu.be/-9FE7QoFXjI


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Sat Feb 04, 2012 2:17 am

Quoting bennett123 (Reply 132):
I understand that the B737s belong to ILFC, and it sounds that the DHC8s do too.

What about CRJ200ER HA-LNA and B767 HA-LHB?.

All the B737s are ILFC aircraft except HA-LOU which belongs to Macquarie AirFinance. The Q400s belong to Sumitomo Mitsui and HA-LNA and HA-LHB are both owned by Malev.
 
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Sat Feb 04, 2012 2:45 am

Sad to see another airline depart.   Hope the airline employees find work else were.
Something no one has discussed so far, Sukhoi SuperJet 100 takes a hit in the order books. Malev had 15 on order with 15 options. I wonder if we will see airlines like Interjet get SSJ100s deliver earlier than they thought.

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